Savoury crackers called as Shankarpali/Shankarpalya in Marathi and Konkani. Also known as Tukdi in Konkani. My Dear Mom's easy recipe for Diwali Faraal or Diwali Khaan.
All Purpose Flour/Maida - 1 cup
Semolina/Rava/Sooji - 1/4 cup
Cayenne Pepper/Red Chilli Powder - 1/2 tsp
Sugar - 1/2 tsp
How to prepare Shankarpali:
- In a mixing bowl, add all purpose flour, semolina, cayenne pepper, sugar and salt. Mix all the ingredients well. Add water little by little and knead into a firm dough. I used about 1/2 cup water. Add 1/2 tsp oil and knead well again.
- Divide the dough into 4 round balls depending on how big your rolling board is. Roll each one very thin dusting some flour. Use a Shankarpali or Karanji cutter (see the second picture) and cut it into diamond shape pieces. (I got this cutter in the baking section here in US.) You can use a pizza cutter or a knife too.
- Deep fry these diamonds in batches in hot oil, until golden brown and crisp. Do not overcrowd the kadhai/frying pan.
- Store the Savoury Shankarapali in an air tight container after cooling.